PTC Winchill Overview
Windchill was originally developed by Windchill Technology Inc., which was co-founded by Jim Heppelmann, the current President and CEO of PTC. When PTC acquired Windchill Technology, Heppelmann joined the company as senior vice president. Windchill first launched in 1998 and was promoted as the first to market with an internet based PLM solution. In 2001, Windchill ProjectLink launched as a solution for project collaboration and in 2002, Windchill PDMLink launched as a solution for product data management.
PDM Essentials is a pre-configured, packaged solution designed for rapid, small deployments by customers with basic MCAD data management needs. The package contains everything needed for basic CAD data management except the operating system (OS). Classes are conducted by Certified PTC Windchill Working Professionals with 100 % Quality Assurance.